A Socially Responsible Software Company Part One: The Unexamined Life is not Worth Living

Actually, Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living for a human being.” But I think we should apply the same logic to companies — and not just because they are legal “persons” 😉 At Rhiza, we’ve always tried to be a responsible company. But what does that really mean? My background is in computer science and philosophy. It’s…

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Mapping the Japanese Earthquakes

We’ve all been watching the news from Japan with concern. I’ve personally found the imagery and video footage completely overwhelming, both emotionally and from the perspective of trying to understand exactly what happened. One bit of information that I kept hearing was that aftershocks to the main earthquake event were happening as frequently as several times per hour. I wondered…

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Rhiza Upshot Integrated Into Major Newspaper Site

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has announced a partnership with Rhiza’s client, the Center for Healthy Environments and Communities at the University of Pittsburgh (CHEC), to publish maps and data from their Rhiza-powered website, FracTracker. With over a million readers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is considered one of the leading newspapers in the world. Their coverage of the Marcellus Shale boom on the…

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